Official Obituary of

Kathleen Louise Brooks

January 17, 1951 ~ August 12, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Kathleen Brooks Obituary

Kathleen Louise Brooks of Olney, Maryland crossed the veil into death on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the age of 72.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Pazmany, sisters Carol Maroglio (Lou) and Denise Vernon (Steve), five nephews: Mark Maroglio, John Maroglio (Lori Baldoni), Paul Vernon, John Vernon, and James Vernon (Hanna), two great-nephews: Gabriel Maroglio and Ezra Vernon, two cousins: Bob MacFadzean and Colin Godlement, and her beloved dog, Laina.

Daughter of John and Irene Brooks, Kathleen was born in Montgomery, Alabama on January 17, 1951. She lived in a variety of places before finding herself a resident of Olney for the last 25 years. A Jane Of All Trades, she was an employee of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and V.I.A.R.C. for the first half of her career, with a brief interruption as a realtor with Long and Foster in the early 1990's, before becoming a communications specialist with Leisure World of Maryland, Corp. in the early 2000's. She loved a good cup of English or Irish breakfast tea and relished any sweet treat flavored with cinnamon. Kathleen was an artist, potter, avid gardener, clarinetist turned percussionist, music lover, bookworm, yogi, and devoted dog mom. A foodie, she savored a good meal and was her daughter's favorite dining companion and farmer's market buddy. Kathleen loved the beach and never missed an annual trip to the Eastern Shore.

A 23 year veteran of the Olney Concert Band, a memorial concert will be held in her honor on November 4, 2023 at 1:00 PM followed by celebration of life and repast at 2:00 PM at Clubhouse 2 in Leisure World (3300 N. Leisure World BLVD, Silver Spring MD, 20906). Kathleen requested that visitors not dress in all black, but instead wear colors and clothes that make them feel happy and most like themselves.

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Memorial Concert
November 4, 2023

1:00 PM
Clubhouse 2 in Leisure World
3300 N. Leisure World Blvd.
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Celebration of Life
November 4, 2023

2:00 PM
Clubhouse 2 in Leisure World
3300 N. Leisure World Blvd.
Silver Spring, MD 20906


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